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British Record Shops See A Vinyl Revival
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Philip Kives Dead At 87; Founded Minnesota-Based K-Tel Records

Mention K-Tel Records to someone of a certain age and they instantly conjure up images of late-night television commercials hawking record albums (or 8-tracks and cassettes) that compiled hits by multiple artists all on one collection for a super low price.  And while any record collector worth his stuff would raise his nose at these collections (inferior vinyl, shortened songs, etc) they also offered people the chance to get a lot of songs for not a lot of money.

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Duluth Huskies Become First Northwoods League Team With A Jingle, Two Of Them

The Reef was where everyone gathered to hear local musicians take a shot at writing the first ever jingle for the Duluth Huskies Baseball team. In fact, the only team in the Northwoods League with a jingle.

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International Entertainment Buyers Association Conference And Hall Of Fame - Day 3
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Sonny James Dead At 87; Country Performer Had Pop Success With “Young Love” In The 1950’s

Legendary country and pop music performer Sonny James has passed away at the age of 87.  Largely retired from the music business since 1983, James cast a wide net in music in the 1950's, 60's, and 70's.  While he found early success on the pop charts, James later carved out a career successfully covering pop hits for the country audience - racking up 26 Number One hits on the Billboard charts;  James held the record for the most number one country singles until the early 1980's when he was surpassed by Conway Twitty.

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Hairball Returns March 26th To The Heritage Sports Center, Get Pre Sale Tickets Here, Win On The Radio

Hairball returns to the Twin Ports on Saturday, March 26th, 2016 performing the first ever concert in the Duluth Heritage Sports Center's Seitz Arena. Opening for Hairball is  Vaudeville. This ages 21+ event is subject to selling out. Tickets go on sale on Wednesday, February 10th

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Bon Jovi Performs At The Staples Center
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This Is The Worst Bon Jovi Cover Ever, Can You Watch The Whole Video

I've seen some bad school choir and Christmas presentations before, I've sat through some bad concerts too. I have never seen a video where I asked the questions "Why?" so many times before.

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The Red Star Has Gone Out And Left A Barrel Room In It’s Place Fail

I have enjoyed the Red Star in Fitgers for many years, with the unique decor and great looking and tasting drinks but no more we are left with the bottom of the barrel.

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Summer NAMM show in Nashville
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It’s National Kazoo Day, See These Funny But Good Kazoo Music Videos

It's national kazoo day, and as goofy as the instrument (if you can call it that), it really isn't something everyone can play well. It is an instrument people play by humming. If you can carry a hum in a bucket, then you can play a kazoo.

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This Could Be Your Band’s (Or Your) Big Break, Chester Creek Concert Series Looking For Musicians

This could be what your band needs to vault to the next level. Duluth Parks and Rec are looking for musicians to play the 2016 Chester Creek Concert Series. A great way to get in front of people and gain a following. Here's how to start and be considered.

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Gina Lee Sings, Featured On Christmas By The Lake Volume 9

Gina Lee, came by and sang in our KOOL studio backed up by Jane Aas, and Rose Hoene. All Featured on the latest Christmas By The Lake volume 9, which is a double cd and benefits the Bluebird Foundation.

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My Dream of Writing a Hit Christmas Song Actually Came True — Here’s How, By Elizabeth Chan [VIDEO]

KOOL 101.7 features Christmas music and a few by Elizabeth Chan one called "A Christmas Song". KOOL was the first to break it nationally to help her achieve her dream, and now Elizabeth has weighed in on what it took to get there.

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What Would A KISS Christmas Album Sound Like, Enjoy This Rare Performance [VIDEO]

The rock band KISS is not known for singing traditional Christmas tunes, in fact they have to be one of the few bands or artists that hasn't caved in to the pressure and released one, but give it time, if Gene Simmons can make money off of it they will do one.

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Katie McMahon Stays True To Her Irish Upbringing On Her Christmas Music

Katie McMahon is best known for her soprano solo in the original Riverdance. Before that she was little Irish girl who wanted to sing.

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